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1991 Florida State Seminoles football team

The 1991 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium. This was Florida State's final season as an independent; it joined the Atlantic Coast Conference the following season.

1991 Florida State Seminoles football
Florida State Seminoles old logo.svg
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
1991 record11–2
Head coachBobby Bowden (16th season)
Offensive coordinatorBrad Scott (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorMickey Andrews (8th season)
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 60,519)
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
1991 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 9 East Carolina         11 1 0
No. 4 Florida State         11 2 0
No. 3 Penn State         11 2 0
No. 21 Tulsa         10 2 0
Louisiana Tech         8 1 2
No. 13 Notre Dame         10 3 0
Akron         5 6 0
Memphis         5 6 0
Army         4 7 0
Cincinnati         4 7 0
Southern Miss         4 7 0
South Carolina         3 6 2
Southwestern Louisiana         2 8 1
Louisville         2 9 0
Northern Illinois         2 9 0
Arkansas State         1 10 0
Navy         1 10 0
Tulane         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Florida State finished the season ranked #4 in both polls. They started the season ranked at the top of the polls, but were dropped in the rankings after Wide Right I. The Seminoles offense scored 449 points while the defense allowed 188 points. After the completion of the regular season, they competed in the Cotton Bowl Classic.

Quarterback Casey Weldon was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 299:00 p.m.vs. No. 19 BYU*No. 1CBSW 44–2838,363
September 77:00 p.m.Tulane*No. 1PPVW 38–1161,801
September 147:00 p.m.Western Michigan*No. 1
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
PPVW 58–060,913
September 2812:00 p.m.at No. 3 Michigan*No. 1ABCW 51–31106,145
October 53:30 p.m.No. 10 Syracuse*No. 1
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
ABCW 46–1461,231
October 121:00 p.m.Virginia Tech*No. 1JPSW 33–2058,991
October 192:00 p.m.Middle Tennessee State*No. 1
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
W 39–1060,202
October 267:40 p.m.at LSU*No. 1ESPNW 27–1671,019
November 28:00 p.m.at Louisville*No. 1W 40–1534,270
November 912:00 p.m.South Carolina*No. 1
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida
JPSW 38–1060,244
November 1612:00 p.m.No. 2 Miami (FL)*No. 1
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Tallahassee, Florida (Rivalry)
ABCL 16–1763,442
November 3012:00 p.m.at No. 5 Florida*No. 3ABCL 9–1485,461
January 11:30 p.m.vs. No. 9 Texas A&M*No. 5CBSW 10–273,728
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RosterEdit

1991 Florida State Seminoles football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 22 Edgar Bennett Sr
OG 73 Reggie Dixon Sr
FB 44 William Floyd So
WR 12 Matt Frier So
OL 61 Eric Gibbs Jr
RB 35 Sean Jackson So
QB 14 Brad Johnson Sr
RB 42 Amp Lee Jr
OT 67 Kevin Mancini Sr
WR 88 Kez McCorvey Fr
T 76 Eric McGill Jr
OL 69 Patrick McNeill Fr
OG 60 Mike Morris Sr
QB 11 Casey Weldon Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 31 Lavon Brown Jr
CB 27 Terrell Buckley Jr
LB 46 Kirk Carruthers So
LB 97 Reggie Freeman Jr
LB 55 Marvin Jones Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 9 Dan Mowrey Fr
K 15 Gerry Thomas So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Season summaryEdit

BYUEdit

TulaneEdit

Western MichiganEdit

MichiganEdit

#1 Florida State at #3 Michigan
1 234Total
Seminoles 19 12614 51
Wolverines 10 1308 31

[1][2]

SyracuseEdit

Virginia TechEdit

Miami (FL)Edit

#2 Miami (FL) at #1 Florida State
1 234Total
Hurricanes 7 0010 17
Seminoles 3 733 16
   
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–20 1990 L 22–31

[3]

FloridaEdit

#3 Florida State at #5 Florida
1 234Total
Seminoles 0 306 9
Gators 0 770 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–22–1 1990 W 45–30

Team players in the NFLEdit

The following were selected in the 1992 NFL Draft.[4]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Terrell Buckley Cornerback 1 5 Green Bay Packers
Amp Lee Running back 2 45 San Francisco 49ers
Howard Dinkins Linebacker 3 73 Atlanta Falcons
Casey Weldon Quarterback 4 102 Philadelphia Eagles
Edgar Bennett Running back 4 103 Green Bay Packers
Brad Johnson Quarterback 9 227 Minnesota Vikings

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Terrell Buckley, Jim Thorpe Award[5]
  • Casey Weldon, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Florida State Is Much Too Mighty for Michigan". New York Times. September 29, 1991. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  2. ^ NoleFan.org. Retrieved 2018-Nov-03.
  3. ^ "MIAMI BEATS FLORIDA STATE OUT OF TOP RANK, 17-16". Washington Post. November 17, 1991. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1992.htm
  5. ^ http://football.about.com/cs/history/a/jimthorpeaward.htm
  6. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/awards?awardId=12